Capital City Market Grand Opening
8 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14
600 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
(517) 333-3000, capitalcitymarket.com
Regular hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Daily
MONDAY, Oct. 12 — Lansing is two days out from the grand opening of Meijer’s downtown Capital City Market, a part of The Gillespie Group’s long-awaited BLOCK600 development.
The 37,000 square foot Meijer store opens to the public at 8 a.m. on Wednesday and features an open café area with vendors Ferris Coffee Co., Capital City Deli, as well as a full sushi bar. The six garage-style doors in the front will be open when the weather is comfortable and warm.
There’s also an extensive selection of beer, wine and spirits, and customers can pick their favorite bottles from a 14-foot high liquor wall. The adjoining beer cave, which has a wide array of local choices, is decorated with the neon signage of Lansing and Michigan-based breweries, such as Ellison Brewery + Spirits, Lansing Brewing Co. and Bell’s Brewery.
The 4,500 square foot produce department, which will feature and promote Michigan-produced goods, is restocked with fresh food seven days a week and boasts 3,500 products that are unique to Michigan. The store also has six full aisles of food goods, and several aisles of home, health and beauty supplies. Prices at the new store will mirror that of other Meijer locations.
Capital City Market’s back entrance has a 100-spot parking lot with a wall covered with a massive, colorful mural painted by local artist Brian Whitfield. The store is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Designated hours for frontline workers and the immunocompromised run from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., Monday through Thursday. All customers are required to wear masks upon entry.